WASHINGTON (AP) – In the spirit of the holiday season, President Barack Obama’s tax-cut deal with Republicans is becoming a Christmas tree tinseled with gifts for lobbyists and lawmakers. But that hardly stopped the squabbling on Friday, with Bill Clinton even back at the White House pleading the president’s case.
In this case the more add-ons, the harder it will be to pass the bill. The left blogosphere denounced the proposal right from the start. I’ve already seen right blogosphere condemnations of the Senate’s version of the bill on precisely those grounds.